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. and i should add to that, a constitutional crisis in a way because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives have used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. i don't know how it the play out. >> meanwhile, the marketses are on fire. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high along with the dow jones industrial average. what is driving the stocks and do you think it's sustainable for the year? >> the part of it that i understand is that some of the risk has been pulled out of the market. so most recently that the u.s. has got three months before the next thing happening. some of the risks. and maybe just the election was determined and people aren't necessarily happy, some are, some aren't. but it's solved. take some uncertainty away. markets don't like uncertainty. so even though it wasn't very likely the european would fall apart, even though it wasn't very likely the u.s. would fall on its debt, pulling it out of the equation lifted markets a lot. >> meanwhile, new appointment, in the
, think it's a higher priority to cut police budgets, to -- you know supposedly deal with this debt ceiling -- the last time i checked, 87 americans did not die from the fiscal cliff or the debt ceiling. they are dying from unrestricted access to guns and congress is to blame. >> jennifer: give us some hope. if you have to put your prognosticating hat on, which of the measures are going to get through this congress? will there be an assault weapons ban, background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. >> if general mccrystal continues to speak out that these are designed for war and maximum body damage, not for a civilized society, we might get that ban on assault weapons. we should get a universal background check for all gun sales so it's harder for criminals, the mentally ill and terrorist groups that come to u.s. gun shows because they can buy assault weapons without a background check in this country, we should be able to get that. the ban on high-capacity ammunition clips is just common sense. we should get consumer protection standards like we h
well, it's under cutting their own ideas. take for instance, raising the debt ceiling. something that everyone agrees need to be done. well, good news. by a vote of 285-144 today the house passed a bill raising the debt ceiling until may. but due to a provision that would withhold congressional pay if a budget isn't approved this year. 111 democrats voted against raiding the debt ceiling calling that provision a gimmick. however, it goes well beyond the house. today senator dick durbin revealed the democrats don't have the 51 votes necessary to reinstitute the talking filibuster even through the so-called nuclear option, even though everyone seems to want it. the last hope in filibuster reform is harry reid's great compromise of needing 41 votes to maintain a filibuster but i'm confident that the democrats will find some way to back down from that, too. joining me now the only one and only michael tomasky. starting with the debt ceiling. 111 democrats voted against raising the debt ceiling. was this all about the no budget no pay provision are the democrats trying to stick it to
debt ceiling with that set in motion with more than $500 billion in defense cuts. it's a selective mind of everybody. this was -- if the defense cuts are contributing to this, or anything, you have to look at the fact who agreed to it. it was both parties. >> you are absolutely right. also, i think more carney needs to understand that the whole term of sequester emanated out of the white house. we have to start sitting down and saying the direction we are going is not right. what do we need to do as far as the personal income tax rate to stimulate growth especially sub chapter "s" corporations. what week do with dividend situation. people were concerned about the dividend tax rate. we need to look at regulatory policy. already we have seen 5700 pages of new regulations from the federal government. that is going effect this economy. we need the effective monetary policy also. >> those are the correct solutions. those are good ideas. we have real leadership where people are willing to rise above and sit down and see what works and what doesn't work. that is not what we have. instead we ha
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